Urban Outfitters (above) VS. ASOS:
This summer I am going to start silk screening again. I'm really excited and also kind of annoyed that these tribal prints are becoming so popular lately. These are the types of prints I have been doodling for years and now they are fashionable? I will also be taking a course at FIT that concentrates on CAD in pattern-making. It will be really interesting, in terms of the change of atmosphere. Printmaking in the studio in Italy was so inspiring. It was in this old building built during the high renaissance, yet hidden in a small courtyard covered with beds of exotic flowers. While inside the studio, the ceiling was made out of windows. It was really cool because you would look up and see stray kittens walking across or laying down catching some rays. Overall, it was a really secluded and a secretive treasure in the middle of Florence (Which kind of defines what makes Italy so special). It was really inspiring to collect your creative thoughts in that area and I am excited for the change of atmosphere when taking courses at FIT. A new type of inspiration based on the environment, but taking a few little pieces of Italian inspiration/influence, to make it something of my own.